Landauer Formula without Landauers Assumptions

Mukunda Das, Fergus Green

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    The Landauer formula for dissipationless conductance lies at the heart of modern electronic transport, yet it remains without a clear microscopic basis. We analyse the Landauer formula microscopically and give a straightforward quantum kinetic derivation for open systems. Some important experimental implications follow. These lie beyond the Landauer result as popularly received.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)L687-L693
    JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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